Detroit Film Theatre


REVANCHE (REVENGE)

Friday, April 03, 2009

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

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(Austria/2008—directed by Götz Spielmann)

Ex-con Alex and his prostitute girlfriend Tamara are desperate to escape the seedy and increasingly dangerous brothel in which they work. Meanwhile, Robert and Ursula are a happily married couple living in what they believe to be impregnable tranquility. The surprising and supremely suspenseful collision course that will bring these two couples together has audiences at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals on the edge of their seats, and with good reason; Revanche is not only a superbly crafted thriller, but a brilliantly incisive character study in which we care – deeply – about the fate of each and every one of these people. At once a classic tale of crime and betrayal as well as an achingly human portrait of passion and redemption, Revanche is as surprising as it is unforgettable – one of the year’s most excitingly original films. In German with English subtitles. (121 min.)

“A taut, gripping thriller, elegantly spinning elements of revenge, faith and redemption. Clever, fresh and surprising.”      -Alissa Simon, Variety